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Does your weight affect hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

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People who obese are more likely to have hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Losing weight can keep it in check. It also lowers your chances of having other health problems and may help you feel better in general.

From: Stressed From HS? Here’s What Helps WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Acta Dermato-Venereologica:  “Psychosocial Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Qualitative Study.”

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals: “Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology : “Hidradenitis suppurativa.”

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : “The natural history of hidradenitis suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 15, 2018

SOURCES:

Acta Dermato-Venereologica:  “Psychosocial Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Qualitative Study.”

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals: “Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology : “Hidradenitis suppurativa.”

Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : “The natural history of hidradenitis suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 15, 2018

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